As absurdly anti-gay as many Americans are, and as many state and Federal policies reflect, this article shows that it could be worse. Nigeria is trying to pass a law that would make it a crime to associate with gays.
The bill would make make any meeting between two or more people where one is gay a crime punishable up to five years behind bars.
The legislation adds to the growing isolation of gays and lesbians in the African nation where sodomy is illegal. In northern Nigeria, which is under Islamic law, homosexuality can be punishable by death and in the rest of the country by long prison terms.
Earlier this year Nigeria made it illegal for same-sex couples to go abroad to marry. When they return they could be imprisoned for five years. Even attending a gay wedding could result in imprisonment.
Lovely. I’ll be sure to schedule my next vacation there.